Portrait of Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

1754
Marco Alvise Pitteri (Italian (Venetian), 1702–1786), After Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (Italian (Venetian), 1682–1754)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ravà 220; Le Blanc 105; Nagler 4; Ruggeri (1983) 82

Dimensions

Sheet: 48.3 x 37.6 cm (19 x 14 13/16 in.) Platemark: 45.8 x 35.3 cm (18 1/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.685

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

According to the inscription, engraved after the death of Piazzetta.

Inscription

In plate, lower left: Ioannes Baptista Piazzetta Venetus Pinxit
In plate, lower right: Marcus Pitteri Sculpsit C.P.
In plate, below: Joannis Baptistae Piazzetta Pictoris eximii nuper fato functi / Effigiem hanc Immortalitati dicat Marcus Pitteri.
Verso, lower left, in graphite pencil: 72068
Verso, lower right, in graphite pencil: 070109

Markings

Verso, bottom left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Pia Gallo, New York; from whom purchased September 17, 2008

Credit Line

Thomas E. Rassieur Fund